Society must balance the fight to end the secrecy of violence that plagues communities with the need to recognize the light and love in this world. This Valentine’s Day, instead of honoring romantic love, honor the love of helping others by recognizing amazing women who are dedicated to #ShatteringTheSilence and making the world a better place.
Student Theodora Cunningham discusses her experience with the self-reflective practitioner component of the Counseling@Northwestern program, sharing highlights and offering advice for prospective students.
The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision came to Chicago for four days of continuing education for counselors, master’s and doctoral candidates, and prospective students. Six faculty members and five students presented at the event, including Dr. Anita Neuer Colburn who received the Research in Counselor Education and Supervision Award.
Counseling@Northwestern student Sheila Abichandani discusses her evolution through four quarters of the program, sharing how her studies related to her experience raising a child with autism and reflecting on the lasting bonds she has formed with her cohort.
Black people are about twice as likely as White people to develop late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. A growing body of research points to early early-life stress and neighborhood conditions as contributors to dementia risk later in life for Black Americans.
In the third post of our ongoing series, Dr. Russell Fulmer meets with student Sarah Douglas to discuss her journey toward becoming a counselor, which included a career change. Douglas also gives advice on how to navigate the program for students who are new to the field of mental health.
Holiday parties can provide a great time to catch up with loved ones and friends you haven’t seen in a while. However, for some, holiday parties can present an array of challenges—especially for those who struggle with addiction. Some people who are in recovery find the holidays to be a difficult time as they are surrounded by frequent social gatherings involving alcohol and anxiety-inducing situations. Here, we’ll provide steps you can to enjoy holiday parties, despite the stress that may accompany them.
Almost everyone knows about the typical holidays celebrated during the winter month but, there are many other holidays not traditionally celebrated that sometimes get forgotten. In being mindful, it is helpful to take an inventory of our personal willingness to be more aware of what others around us experience. This post provides questions and answers that you can apply this holiday season to learn more about both well- and lesser-known traditions, and open your mind beyond what you celebrate.
During this season, we are bombarded with holiday ads on TV, the radio, and in magazines telling us to buy more and more. It is easy to spend beyond your budget trying to meet holiday expectations for family and friends. However, with the right strategies, there is hope that you—and your wallet—can enjoy greater holiday bliss.
Dr. Tonya Davis, assistant director of clinical training for The Family Institute at Northwestern University’s Counseling@Northwestern program, talks about the importance of clinical training, her career path, and Counseling@Northwestern’s unique approach to online learning.